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Just Steps to the Beach!! Spacious Luxury Home w/Private Pool-Lots of Amenities!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

ESCAPE to this Fun 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath house, located only 3 Houses from the Beach in Crystal Beach (sleeps 16)!

- Main house features 4 bedrooms with 4-1/2 baths with great views of the beautiful Gulf waters from the Second Floor Master bedroom (sleep on the left side of the bed for a Gulf view when you wake up!) and the third floor balconies.

- Private Pool with large deck with lots of lounge chairs to enjoy the sun and dining space for those outside picnics.

- 1 Bedroom Guest Cottage separated from main house by pool for the ultimate privacy.

- Listen to your favorite CD/iPod/iPhone with the Surround Sound system both inside and out.

- Plenty of TVs (living room 55' plasma) and DVD players throughout the house.

Destin Commons outdoor shopping mall, with stores like Bass Pro Shop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, Talbots, Books A Million, and a 14-movie stadium seating theater, along with countless fantastic restaurants are just 2 minutes away! Walking distance to nearly everything you could want on your vacation including Camille's Restaurant for your morning coffee.

A discounted Golf Cart rental is available from a local company! Ask for details!


First Floor:

- Screened-in porch

- Living room with a 55" plasma TV and DVD player

- Queen sleeper sectional sofa

- Fully equipped, recently REMODELED kitchen

- Dining table seats 8 with smaller table nearby to seat 2 more in additional to 2 bar stools

- Half bath walking in from the pool

- Full-size HE washer and dryer

- Private King bedroom with private bath and porch area.

Second Floor:

- Master suite has great views of the gulf with King bed, private bath with Jacuzzi, and balcony with great Gulf views!

- Queen bedroom with private bath and porch

- Bunk room with a twin top and a double bottom bunk and separate twin bed and full hall bath.

Third Floor:

- Loft with two porches to enjoy the view of the Gulf.


- Living room with Queen sleeper sofa, TV, DVD player

- Kitchenette with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and bar sink

- Full bath

- King bedroom with TV.

Additional info:

- Small dogs considered for an additional $200/dog pet fee (30 lbs., max 2).

- The pool can be heated for an additional $245+/week.

***Families welcome*** Minimum renting age 25 years old (We DO NOT RENT TO COLLEGE STUDENTS or chaperoned groups)

LINENS AND TOWELS PROVIDED. Please bring your own beach towels.

More Details

Janet Kiley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Janet Kiley

We fell in love with Destin when we came on the BEST vacation ever in 1995! We began an annual vacation tradition that was awesome for our kids as they grew up. We loved it so much here that now we live here full time and rent out our home, plus other homes and condos in the area. The people are friendly and the beach and clear waters just can't be beat!

Why Janet Kiley chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We owned a Gulf front condo for many years and realized we wanted something bigger so our kids could bring friends when we came on vacation. We purchased this house in the middle of construction, which was great because we could add some of our own touches before it was finished (surround sound, etc.). This area of Crystal Beach has a great, short, almost level beach access, and the home is just a few yards away. We love the area because you have the conveniences of restaurants and stores very close by, yet the neighborhood is quiet and very family-oriented.

What makes this house unique

We tried to think of just about everything you need so you don't have to load your car to the brim with 'stuff.' Just bring a swimsuit and beach towel, and you are set! We really enjoy entertaining, so we furnished our home with conveniences that make entertaining a breeze. We hope you enjoy everything Skipper's Escape as to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great week we've had at Skipper's Escape in Destin! This is a perfect beach house and it has been a great fit for the 14 of us from Texas!! Even though June grass messed up the beautiful water most of the week, we've still had a fun time, and the pool and deck here have been fantastic! We hope to come back soon!
Jul 2011
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath in Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Queen Bedroom in Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    First Floor King In Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Cottage Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath Near Pool - toilet , Half Bath right inside door - easy access to pool!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin/Full bunk with single twin
    First Floor King Suite - 1 king
    Guest Cottage King Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), Queen sleeper sofas (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Surround sound stereo inside and out, iPod connector to stereo system


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Just Steps to the Beach!! Spacious Luxury Home w/Private Pool-Lots of Amenities!
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Loved the house and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our dog Maggie) stayed at Skipper's Escape during the month of January. This was our first visit to Destin and we were very happy that we chose this house. The house is beautiful and nicely decorated in a casual beach cottage theme. It is also in a great location. Nice walkable neighborhood, two minute walk to the beach and a short drive to grocery, shopping and restaurants. I would highly recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall break getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week with our son and his wife and four grandkids in this great house located just minutes from the beach and all the shopping you could ever want! The pool house was perfect for our son and everyone else had their own private bedroom. The kitchen has everything you need! Chris and Janet have thought of everything! We had the pool heated which was perfect for us "old" folks. While we were here our son and his fiance got married and had pictures done on the beach at sunset. It was really beautiful! We love the house so much we want to come back next year. Thank you Chris and Janet for the best place we have ever stayed in in Destin!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, Jerry! Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law. What a special way to celebrate a wedding! I’m glad you enjoyed our home – especially the very close location to the beach and the layout with the guest cottage (where we also like to stay when we have family at our beach home). I hope you’ll make it back next year for an “anniversary” stay with your family! Thanks again!
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Skippers Escape wonderful choice

  • 5 of 5

Skippers Escape is a great house!! My friends and I (four families total) have stayed here for several years. It has a well stocked kitchen and good size dining and gathering area along with a very nice backyard and pool. It is wonderful for entertaining or for just hanging out. it is an excellent place for families to gather. The Kiley's are great hosts. We have stayed at two of their homes. They take good care of their properties. When there is a problem they are very quick to remedy the situation. The house is in a great location. The beach is very close. Many great shopping, dining and tourist attractions are also nearby. The beach does get crowded in mid afternoon, but if you go early or late afternoon into the evening it is very nice. My friends and my family have had great times and memories here. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you to the Kileys for a quality vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review, Bill! We always enjoy having you and your friends visit us here in paradise! We appreciate your kind words about our customer service. We want all our guests to have a relaxing, stress free vacation. We bought Skipper’s Escape when it was first built because of the fantastic location to the beach and so many other amenities. We’re glad you, your family, and friends have enjoyed making great memories at our home. Thanks again for staying with us!!
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Great house and responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

The house was even nicer than we had imagined. Stocked well and in good working order. We did have some minor repair issues but Janet was there very quickly to address them. Location is only five house from the beach with ocean views from the widows walk. Lots of shopping nearby and Camille's is a two minute walk away for coffee and sangria. The only thing that was bothersome is that the public beach access closest to the house only has a very small area for use; both sides bracketing it are private. So to find a spot you need to move in either direction down the beach a couple hundred yards. This can be tiring when lugging a bunch of beach gear. I realize this is beyond the control of the owner, just wanted to give a heads up. Anyway the house was great and we loved our time there. Thanks to the Kiley family for sharing this piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home! We’re glad you enjoyed the Gulf views from the third story – and we hope you also enjoyed the water view from the master bedroom and balcony as well! There’s plenty of room at the beach if you set up early (as with any beach access in Destin) and, as you know, we provide lots of beach equipment for you to use!. We personally check our home before our guest arrivals to be sure everything is fully stocked and working as expected so you can enjoy a truly stress-free, relaxing vacation. We hope you’ll return to our piece of paradise on your next trip to our beautiful area!
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We loved Skipper's Eascape!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year with Kiley Beach Resorts. We loved staying at Skipper's Escape this year. The location is perfect. They make sure we are happy. All the bases are covered. I can't wait to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Tracy! We look forward to seeing you back on your next trip to Destin!
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We travel to Destin every other year and have been since 2007. We have stayed in several nice houses but Skipper's Escape has definitely been the best one. It is clean, the kitchen is well equipped, and the location is close to the beach. We have seven adults and two kids in our group and everyone had their own space. The owner is very kind and helpful with any questions before and during your stay. I would highly recommend Skipper's Escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our home and hope to have you and your family back on your next trip to Destin!
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